Medallion: Fidelity

Title:
Medallion: Fidelity
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 5.7 x 4.2 cm )
Description: 
Elongated oval copper-plated lead electrotype of medal; obverse shows blank rococo-style cartouche with scroll inscribed "FIDELITY" above, surrounded by laurel and thistle wreath, all within beaded border. Reverse shows blank center space for inscription flanked by thistle branches, with legend: "AMOR/PATRIAE VINCIT"; all within beaded border.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Object Number: 
1942.39
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group